Despite defeating Missouri last Friday in Coleman Coliseum by more than a point, Alabama gymnastics dropped in the latest rankings. UA posted a 195.85 to get the win, but that was its second-lowest score. UA is four meets into the season.
Alabama is now the No. 10 team in the nation, holding an average score of 196.194 with a high score of 196.725.
Oklahoma remains at the top with a 197.733 average. LSU and Utah follow in order with averages of 197.306 and 197.244, respectively. UCLA (197.094) and Florida (196.875) round out the top five.
The Crimson Tide was No. 9 after both of the first two weeks of competition but then jumped to No. 7 after the third. This is its lowest ranking so far.
Also last week, Alabama was in the top 10 on three events. Not anymore. Now, it has just one event in that range. Alabama is sixth nationally on the uneven bars, averaging a 49.206. It is 13th on the balance beam (tied, 49.013), 15th on the floor exercise (49.069) and 20th on the vault (tied, 48.906).
Individually, UA freshman Lexi Graber is tied for ninth on bars with a 9.9 average and high. Senior Kiana Winston is tied for 10th on beam with a 9.894 average and 9.9 high.
Up next, Alabama hosts No. 8 Arkansas on Friday in Coleman Coliseum. Arkansas averages a 196.3 overall and has two events ranked in the top 10 (vault and beam).